Crist flips opinions


I have agreed with Gov. Scott on very little, but he was dead-on when he said, “The importance of maintaining the (Cuban) embargo is that it stands for the Cuban people’s right to be free.”

Truer words do not exist, though fewer Americans and even fewer Cuban Americans support the embargo, as recent polls show. Charlie Crist knew this when he made his anti-embargo sentiment public. The politician who flips on opinions was congratulated on his courageous stand against a small group of exiled Cubans in Miami.

Anyone who doesn’t support the right of all people throughout the world to have the same freedoms that we value in the United States isn’t a true American.

If the country thinks it is time to get rid of the embargo, then also abolish the Cuban Adjustment Act, which grants Cubans asylum if, as amended by Bill Clinton, they reach land. Of course, Crist won’t be able to take a position until a poll comes out so he can decide which side to land on.

Frank Lujan, Miami

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